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. the president pro tempore: the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: mr. president, the state of nevada was admitted to the union in 1864. since 1864 there have been 25 senators in its 148-year history. today harry mason reid becomes the longest-serving member of congress in the history of the state of nevada. senator reid was elected to the u.s. house of representatives the same year that i was elected, in 1982, and became a member of the house in 1983. he became a member of the united states senate in 1987. he has served with great distinction in both houses of congress, serving his state of nevada. and today is the highest-ranking democrat in the united states senate serving as its majority leader. i would dare say, mr. president, that you and i will probably not really know anything about the town of searchlight, nevada, were it not for harry reid. harry reid has told us so many stories of his youth and his background in that tiny town and what brought him to this station in life today. i almost feel if there were a town or high school reunion i could attend it with harry and look a
of north dakota. mr. heller of nevada. ms. hirono of hawaii. mr. kaine of virginia. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. king of maine. ms. klobuchar of minnesota. mr. manchin of west virginia. mrs. mccaskill of missouri. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservat
: the chair recognizes the senator from nevada. mr. reid: following leader remarks the senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30. during that period of time senators will be permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. at 4:30 the senate will begin consideration of the hurricane sandy emergency supplemental. at 5:30 there will be at least two roll call votes. the first vote is expected to be in relation to the lee amendment to h.r. 152 and the second vote will be passage of h.r. 152. mr. president, there are seven bills at the desk due for a second readings. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the titles of the bills. the clerk: s. 47, a bill to reauthorize the violence against women act of 1994. h.r. 152, an act making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2013, and so forth and for other purposes. s. 81, a bill to provide guidance and priorities for federal government obligations in the event that the debt limit is reached. s. 82, a bill to provide that any executive action infringing on the second amendment has no force
of nevada governor, brian sandoval. >> okay, thank you very much. thank you to the press club for hosting us today. to warn you, this'll be a bit of a dance as they try to read through this chronologically. as you can imagine, a lot of different players are involved in the events taking place over the next few days. i name is brent colburn -- that's brent colburn. i am committed keeshan's director for the macro committee and we are involved in this weekend doing a lot of the public events that follow aside the official swearing-in, which mac can talk to. in fact, as they think about this, it may make sense to do this not chronologically into different sections and in fact mac, if you want to walk through the chase oxide and in oxide amendment gtf site if that's okay with folks. the three main groups that put this together is the pic and we represent the president and vice presidents equities were caused by a governmental organization set up or refer you to represent the president and the presidency is. we work with the gtf on the parade, the niagara falls, which we'll talk about later anothe
have identified vast resources that can be produced in an economic way. -- ohio, nevada and the list goes on. the governor's have already moved to regulated the t.j. we welcome robust, appropriate regulation. we discourage duplicate regulations can create conflict and disincentive to produce the nation's energy. when it comes to hydraulic. we have opportunities going on in 11 states to continue to educate around the breakthrough technology and part of the game-changing opportunity. we say technologies plural, we don't refine and develop not only those technologies but many others. >> thanks for doing this, jack. [inaudible] >> good to see you again. >> you mentioned keystone pipeline. i wonder if you have an assessment whether or not president obama will approve or reject the pipeline. if he does reject it what would the political consequences be? >> we are hopeful he will approve it. we're encouraged what we're learning from the white house the latest report coming out of the nebraska. the governor has to make a final decision there and advance it to the department of state. we're h
for congressional leadership will be to pass a comprehensive bill. as senator from nevada who witnessed firsthand the difficulties our broken immigration system presents for immigrants and their families it is important to me personally that we resolve this issue. i will do everything in my power to get a bill across the finish line. nothing short of bipartisan success is acceptable to me. president obama has already taken commendable executive action to stem deportation of upstanding young men and women brought to this country by their parents. i commend him for making immigration reform a top priority. president obama will place to the nation his own ideas during a visit to las vegas tomorrow. with bipartisan support billing in both houses of congress and a president who is eager to solve this issue, there is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately. it will be good for our economy and good for families. successful immigration reform cannot be piecemeal and it must include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented individuals in our country. legislation
to do some in nevada. yes, sir. >> regarding religious liberty faith issues, economically and otherwise who believe that our religious, state religious liberty and life come from jesus, not men. >> i'm sorry, i didn't get the question. >> i'll rephrase that. basically the christian church in our nation are concerned about the moral decline in our nation and how faith and religious liberty issues in life are crucial, from declaration of independence, and how they would believe that our rights come from jesus, not men. how would the administration respond to that? >> i'm not sure i have an administration response. the president as a man of faith believes very deeply in the importance that it plays in his life and understands clearly the importance of place in the lives of so many millions of americans. yes, major. >> is the gdp report good news or bad news? >> i don't think anytime you see a reduction in economic growth that it's goodness, but i think we need to understand what lies underneath the come in particular in defense spending, which is consistent with what we know has been going
, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable harry reid, a senator from the state of nevada, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: the senator from kentucky. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, the majority leader has suggested that i go ahead, and, therefore, i will. yesterday we learned that our economy contracted for the first time in more than three years. this news comes of course after president obama spent an entire election promising americans that a return to robust economic growth was right around the corner and a little more than a week after the president said in his inaugural address that economic recovery had begun. i'm not so sure the people of kentucky would agree with that assessment, given that the unemployment rate there is still above 5% -- excuse me, above 8%. but this isn't the first or the second time this white house has oversold the recovery. it's not even the third or fourth time. a lot of us remember the summer of recovery. a lot of us also remember when the vice president promised tha
. there are times when parents are torn apart, children, this broken system also strains our economy, nevada and around the country. people who should be paying taxes are living in the shadows. we need to make them fully contributing members of our society. our economy has denied that contributions of innovations of people who simply want to work and work hard. this issue has lingered unresolved for far, far too long it is time to get it done, mo vaughn. fixing are broken immigration system, no one disagrees with that statement, urgent, and i fully support the efforts of this bipartisan group of senators seeking to solve this issue. people are always looking for bipartisan acts. take a look at this. this is exemplary work, and i commend each of them. fixing and innovation system is an urgent priority. our nation is a common-sense solution and a tough and smart path to citizenship for the estimated 10 million individuals in our country who are undocumented and a plan that secures our borders. i have been advocating these principles for years and employees that the bipartisan framework meet se
these guns from nevada because california system doesn't work as long as it's not a national system as long as someone who wants to get a gun can go somewhere else it has a whole so i think we have to be clear about that. to you, mr. chipman, thank you for the testimony. it was very powerful. as an atf special agent for how many years? >> 24. >> 24 years, with a little experience what is the track record when it comes to prosecuting federal firearms licensees who are caught in violating the anti-gun trafficking law? >> they are very difficult to enforce. it is a standard of willfulness as i and a stand the lawyers tell me that it's more difficult than the standard of knowing. i didn't go to law school but it seems to be very problematic when you bring something to court and that's why you have to do undercover investigations, they're time-consuming and they are quite difficult. it's also true that the inventory that i talked about that the dealers are not required to do a lot of time should the problem of employee theft. in my experience at least 50% of the dealers for having criminal probl
. we continue the live state of the state address coverage as we bring the speech from the nevada's governor as he lays out the priorities for 2013. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had. he talked about it for years. the american dream, then it become his dream, and he had been in detroit just a few months before and talked about, you know, i have a dream and america will someday realize the principles of the decoration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that moment. >> sunday on after words. he recalls the journey of the civil rights activist. participating in the 1963 march on washington. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend. monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama, and martin luther king, jr. >> the greatest honor history can bestow is the tight of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america. the chance to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil and on to that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since of dawn of civilization. >> we must embark on a new program on the scientific ad
and organize. i was on a phone bank in reno, nevada, dialing up a phone, and i wasn't quite sure i was going to pronounce the name right. and suddenly it dawns on me, who am i, a white guy from wyoming trying to convince this fellow to vote for romney when obama has had people in his neighborhood having dinners and barbecues and telling them the last four years. for president obama to keep his offices open with paid people, paid staff for the last four years was brilliant. the republicans had in this idea, wow, we've got an election coming up, you know, how much do you hear right now on the airways about promoting senators? nothing. so it's once been said that the democrats, this is a blood sport. for republicans it's a hobby. and that's why the democrats run the government and the e -- and republicans run the museums. [laughter] >> michael? >> rick santorum during the primaries and also after the election was criticizing mitt romney for not having a vision, sort of a governing vision and also for maybe not being somebody who could understand the common person. that was sort of his pitch dur
and it will not be easy. in a few hours the president will give a speech in nevada. and early press accounts concern me. i don't want to turn this into a partisan thing but let me just say this. if this endeavor becomes a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest, quickest and cheapest pathway to green card possible, this thing is not going to go well, folks. we have now a very commonsense and reasonable set of principles, and i hope what the president will say today is that he hopes that process succeeds. but if his intentions are to trigger a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest process, this is not a good start. but let's give him the benefit of the doubt. i hope my colleagues will do the same. i am deeply committed to the rule of law and to having an immigration system that works. i hope we can work together to accomplish that. i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: sproeup. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: madam president, i ask unanimous consent at 2:15 today the senate proc
, california, oregon, nevada, maine. the question is no longer when these states will -- if they'll legalize, it's not a question of if they'll legalize, it's when. and there's compelling evidence to suggest it will be in fairly short order. multiple experiments, much harder to turn the boat around. we have to think about how to handle that. what do versions of those laws look like, and how are they influenced by how the federal response looks now? don't think the well-heeled efficacy groups that are very much responsible for drafting these ballot initiatives, don't think they respect paying attention. -- they aren't paying attention. they'll note that the federal government's going to have a much harder time thwarting legalization in colorado than in washington. why? because the colorado initiative is -- [inaudible] it's much easier to crack down on legalization when a strong regulation plays. so the easiest way to legalize marijuana if you want to get the federal government off your back is simply repeal your marijuana laws and have no regulations in place. that's a perverse situation, a r
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